Did you know the word ‘Emergency’ means ‘something that comes out of crisis’? Emergency! is visually stunning art installation and exhibition that highlights the subject of glacial archaeology – human objects that are emerging from ice as mountain glaciers melt. While these valuable breakthroughs provide valuable knowledge, this comes at the cost of climate change. The exhibition shares new research in the materials of fine art and invites you to think about these challenges through an installation of drawing-sculptures made with waxed paper and graphite dust, evoking objects trapped in ice. Wafer-thin layered translucent drawings fill the gallery space with images of archaeological finds that appear/ disappear with air currents and shadows – what can you see? How long will it last? Just like the ice they depict, if these drawings get too hot, they will melt away.
The exhibition is suitable for families, teenagers and adults of all ages.